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Published: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:45:54 +0000

 



How to Take a 9-Stop Tour of the South of France

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The South of France is a relaxing and beautiful place, an amazing mix of large cities, coastal towns and hilltop villages. This tour itinerary takes you through the best of the region.



The Best Nudist Beaches and Naturist Resorts in...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

France has the best smart and stylish naturist resorts, and the coastline and weather. Discover the best naturist and nudism resorts in France.



TGV Train Route Map and Destinations in France

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Check the TGV route map for destinations and times to major cities in France. The TGV high-speed train serves most major cities of France. It also connects with express and local trains and connects to other European countries.



Do You Need to Tip at Restaurants in France and...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

When at a Paris cafe or restaurant, to tip or not to tip? Here's a guide on tipping at restaurants, in taxis, at hotels and more in Paris and France.



Top Attractions in Provence from gorges to abbeys

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Discover the top ten sites in Provence. See Roman marvels, the Pope's Palace in Avignon, and national parks, river gorges and abbeys set in peaceful fields of lavender.



See April in France with this guide to spring...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

April is a wonderful month to visit France. Check out this guide to the weather, what to pack, and what to see as Spring arrives in France.



Cap d'Agde's Naturist Quarter: A Village with...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Cap d'Agde's Naturist Quarter is a nudist village unto itself, with its own grocery stores, bank, bakeries, nightclubs, yacht harbor and more.



Here's a guide to the 10 Top Attractions and...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Top 10 Nice attractions from the Promenade des Anglais to the Matisse Museum. Nice is a fabulous city to visit all year round.



The Do's and Don'ts of exchanging money in France

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If you visit France one thing is certain: you'll be spending money. Make sure you get the most bang for your euro by following these DOs and DON'Ts to exchange euros.



Top 20 Most Popular French Cities for...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Top 20 most popular French Cities for international visitors begins with Paris. The capital, the city of light, is one of the world's favorite destinations.



Read these handy tips on the euros vs. dollar...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Any trip to France means considering the issue of euro vs. dollar for American travellers. So read this in advance and you might save enough for that top hotel and Michelin meals.



Don't look like a tourist in France; follow...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

When in France, do as the French as much as you can. Don't fight the French system, embrace the culture and you will look far less like a tourist and enjoy yourself more.



France in May: Gorgeous Views, Weather, and So...

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May is a wonderful month to visit France. Here is a guide to events, festivals and activities to keep visitors busy, including the Cannes Film Festival.



Top 10 Things to Do on the French Riviera

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The French Riviera on the Mediterranean Cote d'Azur coast is one of the most popular visitor destinations in France. It's easy to see why.



Is Cap d'Agde the World Capital of Nudism?

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Want to bank naked? Shop naked? Dine naked? Buy baguettes at a brasserie naked? Visit Cap d'Agde, the world's capital of nudism.



Savings tips for that great French vacation

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Try these saving tips for a budget stay in France. Check out lodging options, dining options, City Passes and public transport.



What to Expect from France in March: Weather,...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

March can be the last chance until fall to visit France on a budget. Here's a guide to weather, events and celebrations in March.



Your first trip to France? Here's what to avoid!

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In planning your first trip to France, here are seven things to avoid that might make your visit less enjoyable.



How to Order Coffee in France

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The language barrier might prevent you from ordering the right coffee on the menu. Find out how to order coffee in France, be it a cafe au lait or espresso.



Do you know the main mountain ranges of France?...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

There are 7 main mountain ranges of France, running from the mighty Alps to the granite Morvan in Burgundy. All are both winter and summer playgrounds.



10 Myths About the French (Hint: Not Everyone...

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There are plenty of stereotypes about the French but don't be fooled by myths and urban legends. Here's the list of some of the most popular, and counter-claims from us.



Vacation Packing Checklist for France:...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Consult this essential vacation packing checklist before your trip so you don't leave home without crucial items. Print it out and tick items off as you pack.



How to use the toilets in France; they're...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Using a toilet may seem the simplest of tasks, but French plumbing can catch you out. Find out what forms the johns take, how to flush, how much it might cost and more.



Disgusting to us, delicacies to the French. Try...

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10 French foods most of us consider disgusting but the French consider as delicacies. You should try them once; you might become very French in your tastes.



Plan a trip to France in February and check out...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

France in February can be beautiful, and whatever you choose it to be. Ski in the famous resorts; take in the carnivals and shop for bargains in the annual sales.



The Ile St-Louis is a quiet oasis, an island in...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

The quaint Ile Saint-Louis is a delightful island next to the Ile de la Cite. It's a wonderful oasis from the rush of the city, full of boutiques, cafes and restaurants. And it has its own ice cream.



6 Simple Steps to Getting Naked in France: A...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Go naked or topless in France where it's the norm on many beaches. Find out what you need to know before you expose all in this bare-skin-friendly country.



Nice Carnival is one of the oldest in the world

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Nice Carnival is one of the oldest carnivals in the world. It's a glorious 12-day party taking over the Queen of the Riviera. Different days from February 11 to 26, 2017.



French Etiquette: Dinner Party Dos and Don'ts

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There are several differences between the French table manners and eating habits and American dinner etiquette. Here is a comparison.



French Customs Regulations You Must Know before...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

When entering France, there is a limit on items tourists can bring into the country without paying a duty. Here are some tips on customs regulations in France.



Languedoc-Roussillon is beautiful and less...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Languedoc-Roussillon Region is an undiscovered gem with breathtaking coastline, some of France's best cuisine, rich medieval history and amazing architecture.



The City of Strasbourg: A Little German, a...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Strasbourg is the ultimate European city. It has flavours of both France and Germany, and sits right on the border of the two countries.



Travel Packing List - What to Pack for a France...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Make that next trip to France (or elsewhere in Europe) go as smoothly as possible. These are items that you simply must have before hitting France. Check this travel packing list of what to pack for a France trip.



The Best Reasons to Visit France in September

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

France in September is a glorious month with less crowds and great weather. Here's a guide to what to see, what to pack and what the weather might do.



What's the Weather Like in France? A Regional...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Weather in France can be crucial to your vacation. Get detailed weather data on major French cities to plan your trip including rainfall, snow and temperatures..



Enjoy Nice then take a great day trip out

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Nice is the Queen of the Riviera. But if you have time, try these easy days out from Nice and explore this wonderful part of southern France a little more. Start with Antibes.



France is great in winter; here are 10 reasons...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Planning a trip to France in the winter? It's a great time to visit, so here's what to expect. All you need to know from cheap airfares to winter sports, fun festivals and Christmas fairs.



Paris is the great romantic city for lovers

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Romantic Paris is one of the best cities in the world for couples and lovers. Find out the best spots to stay, eat, kiss and love your sweetheart.



Why France in June is a Great Time to Visit

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June is a wonderful time to visit France with fewer crowds, beautiful weather, and great events. Find out more about visiting France in June.



France Travel Insurance

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Travel insurance is an important consideration before international (or even domestic) travel. France has been hit by storms, fires and a heat wave that killed thousands. It's enough to make a traveler a little nervous. As a visitor, it is important to determine whether you need travel medical insurance, and which plan is best, before you leave home. Here is a guide to travel insurance.



The Longest Rivers of France - all 5 of them

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France has beautiful rivers flowing through its towns and villages. The longest rivers flow into the sea. Here are the top five, plus a few more.



The Top 6 Things to Do in Antibes in the South...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Guide to the top 6 things to do in Antibes from a walk through the old town to the Provencal market, from the Cap d'Antibes to Marineland and more.



What time do things open (and shut) in France?

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When in France, do as the French. If you know the hours of shops, museums, attractions and restaurants you won't be caught out. Use this guide to typical opening hours.



All you should know about Provence in southern...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Provence is a gorgeous region, and one of the most popular in France. Visit old abbeys in lavender fields, fortified villages on rocky hillsides, gorges, rivers and top castle hotels.



The Mediterranean cities from Marseille to...

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Perpignan, near the Spanish border, is also part of Catalonia, the region that takes in both France and Spain. With its distinct identity, Perpignan is different from the other Mediterranean cities.



Antibes on the Cote d'Azur is charming, chic...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Guide to Antibes on the Cote d'Azur in the south of France. It has everything: fortifications, winding streets, a great market, beaches and restaurants.



Carcassonne is a perfect medieval city in...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Carcassonne is a perfect medieval city. Visit Europe's largest fortified city still standing today and one of France's major tourist draws.



France has 41 very different UNESCO World...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

France has 41 very varied UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here's my top selection, but check out the complete list here and see which are your favorites.



French street signs you need to know

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Here is a visual step-by-step tutorial on popular and common street signs in France which help guide you when visiting France.



Largest cities in France start with Paris

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The largest French cities run from most-visited Paris to the Mediterranean city of Nice to the German-influenced Strasbourg. Here is a list of the largest French cities.



Top 10 Underrated Destinations in France you...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

You'll find your own remote, undiscovered places, but here's my selections of the most underrated destinations in France, starting with the Auvergne.



Elegant Pau in the Pyrenees is unexpectedly...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Pau is a low-key, pleasant city in a superb location near the Pyrenees with historic ties to the English who flocked here in the 19th century.



Take this 3-day suggested itinerary in Nice to...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

This 3-day Nice itinerary starts in the Old Town at the colourful Cours Saleya market. Then stroll the famous Promenade des Anglais, explore artists' houses and museums and take a day trip out.



Six Art Museums in and Around Nice, France

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A visitor's guide to the top artists museums in and around Nice from Renoir to Chagall, plus suggestions of nearby restaurants.



Paris Train Stations Information

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Six major train stations in Paris link to different destinations. Discover which station to travel from, how to get there and links with French cities



The top abbeys of France are majestic places,...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

France has some of the world's most beautiful Abbeys. All have a unique feeling of peace and fascinating histories, tied to the fortunes of their monastic orders.



Pigalle Place: Paris's Risque Red Light District

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Get naughty in Paris. Visit the notorious Pigalle Place, the former red light district, epicenter of sex shops, peep shows, strip clubs and the Moulin Rouge.



Lille is a lovely, relatively undiscovered city...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Lille is one of north France’s most delightful cities. The capital of French Flanders is full of attractions in the city and nearby. Here is my list of the best.



Top Roman Cities and Ancient Sites in France

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Roman France or Gaul was vitally important to the ancient Roman Empire. The ancient Romans built magnificent cities and left superb engineering works. Here is my list of the top Roman sites.



Open-Air Markets fill the towns and villages in...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Shopping in a local market is one of the great pleasures of France and Provence has some of the best. Here's my guide to south France markets from cheese to antiques.



Top Luxury Shopping in Paris

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Think of Paris and you think of luxury shopping. The City of Light has some of the best shopping in the world. Here is my short guide to the top luxury Paris shops from designer fashion to perfume.



Why the French Are So Thin

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The French eat rich foods, drink lots of wine and smoke. So why are they so thin and fit? Find out about the French diet, and the secrets to why it works.



Why August Is a great time for visiting France

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August is a top vacation month for visitors and for the French. Hot lazy days, late opening hours for attractions, pavement cafes and events, fairs and festivals make August a great time to visit.



Top Car Museums in France

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France's top car museums include the Schlumpf collection, the largest in the world. Check out where to see treasures like Panhards, De Dions, Benzs.



Troyes is romantic, medieval and has great...

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Troyes is a well-preserved medieval town with old streets of restored, colorful half-timbered houses. It's easy to get to and has small historic hotels.



Top 10 great things to do in France

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Top 10 great things to do in France range from tasting authentic France to sampling bubbly, from walking the great trails with a donkey to visiting the Loire Valley



Paris Travel Guide and City Guide

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Paris, the city of light, is filled with thousands of hotels, attractions, shops and restaurants. Get help focusing on where to stay, where to eat, where to go and more basics before you go to Paris.



Visit a Champagne cellar in Reims, Epernay and...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Visit a Champagne house or a vineyard. Here is the guide to visiting Pommery and other champagne houses in Reims, in Epernay and Troyes..



Cheat the Euro Exchange Rate

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

With the euro building strength, especially against the dollar, it can make a trip to France and other European countries too expensive. There are lots of ways to cheat that bad euro exchange rate, just by simply making euro-saving decisions on where to go, when to go, where to stay, where to eat and what to do. Here are tips on saving euros in a bad exchange rate.



Paris Moulin Rouge Tickets and Packages

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

The Moulin Rouge cabaret show is easily one of Paris' most famous nightlife activities, but tickets can be hard to get. Here are various tickets and packages.



St. Valentine - French or English?

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

France may have a village called St. Valentin in the Val de Loire region, but who first celebrated the saint of love, France or England? And who was he? Find out more here.



If you like going naked, book into Hotel Eve on...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Hotel Eve is the only hotel in Cap d'Agde's popular naturist quarter. The hotel has renovated rooms and suites, heated pool, super-friendly staff, and a spa. Here are the pros and cons of this nudist lodging.



Top Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches and World...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Memorials and sites of World War II are dotted throughout Normandy, though the D-Day Landing Beaches are the most famous. Running along the glorious sandy beaches of Normandy, Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword each have their own story in the events of the last part of World War II. If you can, start at the Memorial de Caen to get an overview of the 20th century and its major world wars.



Take the Train to your French Ski Resort

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

How and why to take the train from London and the U.K. to your French ski destination. The advantages of the train over the plane includes time, convenience and pleasure.



Discover all you need to know about using your...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Find out how and if you can use your cell phone in France. Plus tips on how to rent a phone in France and buying a SIM Card, all of which will save you money.



France Tours

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

France tours provide a chance to enjoy sightseeing in France, whether you want a walking tour of one city or a major tour itinerary circling the country. Here is a list of top France tours, sightseeing tours and suggested France tour itineraries.



Is France safe? Here is some information on...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Is France safe after the Bastille Day attack in Nice. Here is information to help you decide if you will travel to France this year and how to keep safe.



Quick reference guide to visiting France any...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

If you're planning a trip to France, take a quick look at this guide to each month in France. It will give you a brief idea of what to expect and links to more detailed information.



A Guide to Markets in Nice, South of France

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One of Nice's most divine pleasures is wandering the outdoor markets along the Cours Selaya. Find out the hours, details and themes for the various markets throughout Nice.



Can you where sneakers in France and get away...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

American tourists are concerned about not fitting in with inappropriate shoes. Find out what is and isn't appropriate for travelers when visiting France.



Cost of hotels in France explained

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Cost of Travel Accommodation in France. Check out this Hotel Price Guide when you book your accommodation in France.



Take a wine tour, visit vineyards and wine...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

One of the best reasons to visit France is the wine. Here is information on the top regions, plus suggestions of tours, sights and routes.



The Ultimate Guide to Bargain Shopping in France

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

France is a bargain shopper's paradise if you know what to look for. Try the major outlet and discount malls dotted all round France, flea markets and local sales.



Montpellier in the South of France Guide

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Montpellier is a bustling and vibrant city in the south of France which has everything from the old town and ancient buildings to lively cafes and bars.



The 7 Paris Attractions You Must See on Your Trip

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7 attractions in Paris draw over 30 million visitors yearly. With the hundreds of museums and monuments in the capital, be sure you catch the best spots.



10 movies set in France take you from Paris to...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Here are 10 great movies set in France taking you from Paris to the French Riviera. They span the years and include some real classics.



Where you cannot smoke in France

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

France used to be heaven for smokers; remember all those old films with smoky, sexy interiors? No longer. Read about the smoking bans in France before reaching for your cigarette.



Maps of France and Paris: Road, Rail and Atlases

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Maps of France and Paris are a must if you plan to visit. You can find rail and train maps, an interactive map of major French cities, online France country maps, lists of top road atlases and Paris city maps and more in this index of maps of France and Paris.



Great weather, festivals and the grape harvest...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Visit France and Paris in October Guide. What the weather is like, what to pack, what to see and some highlights from a very busy French calendar.



You can't visit Nice without seeing the Cours...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

The Cours Saleya flower and vegetable market in the Old Town of Nice has wonderful fresh produce and pavement cafes. See all on this walking tour of the Cours Saleya.



France has an astonishing variety of accommodat...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

France has an astonishing range of accommodation from the top Palace hotels (just 16 of them) to family-run bed and breakfasts. Check out the options and choose the one that suits you best.



France has some of the world's best carnivals

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Carnivals in France: Information on the main carnivals including Nice, Menton and more. Also suggestions of where to stay.



Where to get the best views over Paris

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Paris has some beautiful views over its historic cityscape. Here's a list of the 5 most accessible for great photo opportunities



Nimes is the city for Roman chariot races and...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Nimes in Languedoc is one of southern France's most popular cities. It's lively, has cultural and historic importance and a Spanish flavour and hosts spectacular Roman Games.



Nice is the city for food lovers from markets...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Nice for Food Lovers. If you're a foodie, Nice on the Mediterranean coast is for you. Here is a guide to market shopping, restaurants and a great cooking class.



Top French Seaside Resorts from the north to...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

France has wonderful seaside resorts, from the sophisticated north coast to the glamorous Riviera, from Le Touquet to St Tropez, Nice and Cannes.



Where to Stay and Eat in Blois in the Loire...

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Blois is a lovely town, dominated by the chateau which is open for visitors all year round. In a central position on the Loire River, it has plenty of variety for places to stay and restaurants. There's a hotel or bed and breakfast and a restaurant for every budget.



Juan-les-Pins has a great jazz festival,...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

Juan-les-Pins is a delightful French Riviera resort on the Cote d'Azur in southern France. Check out where to stay, eat and what to do in the Mediterranean town.



Spa hotels in France are great, but check out...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

There are dozens of spas in France, from upscale spa resorts to charming small spa towns and villages. Some are expensive; others very reasonable.



Guide to the Cathedral City of Bourges and its...

2017-02-26T11:45:54Z

The city of Bourges at the southern end of the Loire Valley has a world-famous cathedral, an old quarter at its heart and good restaurants. Plus nearby chateaux, gardens and vineyards.